Toronto Pig Save & The Save Movement’s Weekly Updates – 09/9/18

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Dear friends,

Don’t turn away. Join us! Bear witness at our weekly vigils. (Please scroll down for vigil schedule.)

Please join us this week for 3 special vigils with Joshua Entis.

• Monday, September 10, 8 AM – 3 PM:
Toronto Pig Save All Day Vigil for Pigs with Joshua Entis
RSVP: event page

• Monday, September 10, 7 – 8:30 pm:
Brampton Chicken Save Vigil with Joshua Entis

RSVP: event page

• Wednesday,September 12, 6:30 PM – 8 PM:
KW Animal Save Vigil with Joshua Entis

RSVP: event page


Toronto Pig Save & The Save Movement had a strong presence at the Toronto Veg Fest over the September 7-9 weekend.

Louise Jorgensen, our dedicated organizer, photographer and graphic designer, was nominated for the Lisa Grill Compassion for Animals award.


Jo-Anne McArthur, founder of We Animals; Julie MacInnes, campaign manager at the Humane Society International; Margaret Coons, creator of Nut Cheese; and Anita Krajnc, organizer with Toronto Pig Save and The Save Movement, speak on the Animal Advocacy Panel, moderated by Riana Ropan, Humane Society, at the Toronto VegFoodFest.


Dr. Julie Chan, vegan naturopathic doctor, speaks at the Toronto VegFoodFest.


This amazing couple, Chip & Cassie, just learned about The Save Movement, and are SO excited to become activists and join us bearing witness at vigils. Jenny McQueen chats with them and shows off our booth.


Please watch: Guelph Cow Save bearing witness at Cargill Meat Solutions, the largest halal slaughterhouse in Canada.


Climate Vegan‘s core message is: Help save the planet by going vegan and becoming active.

In collaboration with Montana Animal Save, we are proud to announce Missoula, Montana’s first Climate Vegan group, Climate Save Missoula. Our mission is to raise awareness that the most impactful way to combat the climate crisis, the biggest threat to our planet, is to adopt a plant based whole foods diet and lifestyle.


Climate Vegan at Rise for Climate Toronto
Organizer Jenny McQueen reports from Rise for Climate Toronto, hosted by
“The climate vegans were a superb contingent in this rally. Thanks to all the organizers!
🕊 I asked they announce the #vegfoodfest, which they did, saying vegan is good for the climate too – of course! “

Let’s mobilize to fight climate change
The headlines tell us what’s happening, but not what to do about it.
The Save Movement is working to set up a Climate Vegan working group to produce a plan of action and to launch campaigns to address this most urgent of disasters. We will involve our 470+ chapters in 55 countries around the world. Climate change is happening and it is absolutely critical that we mobilize to fight it before it’s too late.
We need all the help we can get. Please join us!

The Climate Vegan plan of action could include campaigns such as:
1. Screenings of films such as Cowspiracy at universities and other fertile grounds.
2. Regular demonstrations such as the yearly Earth Day chalking and leafletting event.
3. Marches to draw the public’s attention
4. A long march such as Toronto to Ottawa (400 kilometers) to engage the political establishment
5. Reforestation programs
6. Advertising campaigns
7. Training program, including a guidebook

What ideas do YOU have to suggest? Please email Bo at with any suggestions for this important initiative.


Hi, I’m Lily the Mother Goat. Please follow/like my Instagram and Facebook pages.

Born into a world where most see him as nothing more than a soon forgotten meal.

He will never know freedom,
He will never know happiness.

He will die an agonising death,
screaming for a mommy who was taken from him the day he was born.

This was the fate of many of my own children.
Do you support this?


Weekly vigils and outreach with Toronto-area Saves

Toronto Pig Save has a firm commitment to hold at least three vigils or other vegan outreach events per week. We currently hold a Pig Save vigil in Burlington together with Cow Save and Chicken Save vigils in Toronto. We encourage everyone to attend a vigil. The more people who attend, the harder it is for society to ignore our protests of the abhorrent exploitation and cruelty to animals. Attending vigils is a daunting, traumatic, but empowering experience. Please join us. Scroll down for vigil schedule.

• Monday, September 10, 8 AM – 3 PM: Toronto Pig Save All Day Vigil for Pigs with Joshua Entis
RSVP: event page

• Monday, September 10, 7 – 8:30 pm: Brampton Chicken Save Vigil with Joshua Entis
: event page

• Tuesday, September 11, 9:30 am – 11:30 am: Toronto Cow Save vigil for the Cows and Lambs at St. Helen’s ‘Meat’ Packers slaughter plant at 1 Glen Scarlett Road
RSVP: event page

Wednesday,September 12, 6:30 PM – 8 PM: KW Animal Save Vigil with Joshua Entis
RSVP: event page

• Thursday, September 13, 8 am – 10 am: Toronto Pig Save Vigil in Burlington in front of Fearmans “Pork Inc. slaughter plant at the corner of Harvester and Appleby Line (right by the Appleby GO train station).
RSVP: event page

• Thursday, September 13, 6:30 – 7:30 pm, Runnymede Park: Toronto Chicken Save Weekly Chicken Vigil Picnic & Meet-Up
: event pag

• Thursday, September 13, 7:30 – 9:30 pm: Toronto Chicken Save evening vigil
: event page

• Friday, September 14, 7:30 – 9 am: Brampton Chicken Save Vigil & Outreach
: event page

Leo Tolstoy defines the duty to bear witness as: “When the suffering of another creature causes you to feel pain, do not submit to the initial desire to flee from the suffering one, but on the contrary, come closer, as close as you can to him who suffers, and try to help him.” – from A Calendar of Wisdom


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If you would like to bear witness but don’t have Save vigils near you, consider starting a group.
Email us at or check out for info on how to get started!
We will help you every step of the way.



Mar del Plata Animal Save continues to see increased attendance at their vigils. They report from their September 8 vigil:
“Yesterday 24 activists were present at the doors of the slaughterhouse in our city
We are happy that in each vigil there are new people who decide to transform understanding into action. We want to thank them because actively participating in the formation of a change in the life of the animals and showing the process they go through until they reach the plate is key to understanding that we must liberate them.”



Brisbane Animal Save held a live export protest on September 9.
“Around 50 activists protested at Hamilton Port today, metres from the Angus Express which will be loading thousands of cattle over the next 12-18 hours, en route to Japan. There’s no excuse for animal abuse.”



Welcome Cochabamba Animal Save. Find them on Facebook and Instagram.



Welcome Metz Animal Save. Find them on Facebook and Instagram.



Köln Animal Save report from their August 29 vigil at Tönies Fleisch slaughter plant:
“Thank you for coming to the second vigil of Köln Animal Save!
This time in front of Tönnies, one of Europe’s largest pig slaughterhouses, in Rheda-Wiedenbrück NRW.
One being would be too much already. And here in front of Europe’s largest pig slaughterhouse it’s truck after truck after truck. Too many to realize what is really happening in these halls. But the first full, then empty trucks speak a very clear language. One that most are not ready to hear – but that has brought you to the vigil.
Thank you for your courage and willingness to participate in this vigil and for being there for all the souls that day and saying goodbye in love. Your presence counts. Your dedication and determination count.”


The Save Movement – International Community Meeting
September 21 – 23
RSVP: event page

What: The Save Movement Conference. 3 days of family gathering, inspiring workshops, speeches, and a vigil.
Where: Beautiful Berlin, Germany
When: 21st-23rd of September 2018
How: Register here until the 10th of August:
Specials: We provide free lunch at the conference
You: Please share the event and feel invited to offer conference content!
We: Can’t wait to unite with you!



The Save Movement Italian tour
Organizer Simone Scampoli shares news about the Save tour around Italy, on which he joins organizers Karol Marocho and Christina Plantiful:
“Italy, here we come!
The first The Save Movement Italian tour is starting soon and I’m glad to be part of it!
There will be workshops and events in every city we go to, every event will be announced soon in the official The Save Movement pages.
With this post I’m inviting everyone is reading it to come, and with a big pleasure, I’m inviting all my friends, vegans and non-vegans.
It’s your opportunity to hear The Save Movement concept and to make every question you have in mind. We will also go to places to bear witness to animals in their final moments, everyone is invited also here.
Once again: everyone is invited and everyone is welcome!

Are you already an activist or do you want to start your path into activism? Then save the date and join us!

Here is the tour:
– Roma: September 10th – 14th;
– Firenze: September 14th – 18th;
– Cremona: September 18th – 21st;
– Como: September 21st – 24th;
– Milano: September 24th – 28th.

If you have any question, if you want to participate or if you want to get involved, please write me a message!
And, if you want to contribute to the tour and you feel like hosting some activists while we are in your city, we will be very grateful and thankful for your help.
Do you live in a city which is not included in the tour and you would like to see The Save Movement started there? Just express your interest!”



Watch: Pigs arrive in extreme distress, near death, at Guadalajara Animal Save‘s vigil outisde the Zapopan municipal slaughter plant on September 8.



Please watch: Save Movement Lima gets very close to the abused cows as they are cruelly pulled into the slaughter plant.



Metro Manila Animal Save report from their September 1 vigil:
“I did not die in vain.
Because today I’ve met vegan activists, they shared my story. They gave us water when we were thirsty. Showed us love by touching our weary body.
Thank you for never being tired to bear witness.
Goodbye for now.”



Poznan Animal Save held their first vigil on September 3. Please watch:



Welcome Santiago de Compostela Animal Save. Find them on Facebook.



Göteborg Fish Save held a vigil outside Feskekôrka, an indoor fish market, on September 8.



North East Animal Save bore witness at the Burradon slaughter plant on August 28:
“These terrified sheep were locked in a cage on the back of a tractor, before being taken to the kill floor. The noise coming from the vehicle and traffic had them confused and scared. How terrified must they have been to see their companions being bolt gunned in front of them?”


Inside Veganism produced this video after a vigil in Suffolk at at which activists were able to enter the slaughter plant.



Welcome Bushwick Animal Save. Find them on Facebook and Instagram.

Welcome Lansing Animal Save. Find them on Facebook.


Las Vegas Animal Save report from their vigil at Highland “Poultry”:
“Moments captured of compassionate humans extending love to ‘organic and pasture raised’ chickens from Northern California, delivered to be killed here in ‘Sin City.’
We are moved by all of you who continue to bear witness with us and represent the animals.
We understand the ‘alone in a crowded room’ feeling you may get when bearing witness. When staring into the eyes of someone who is victim to an unjust fate, we feel a connection to them. Even when around others who are feeling similarly, it’s as if time stops leaving you and the other individual there in the moment.
We believe these feelings are powerful and such experiences are valuable when telling the stories of these animal individuals.”


On September 7-8, North Carolina Farmed Animal Save held a 24-hour vigil at the world’s largest pig slaughter plant in Tar Heel, NC. Please watch:


Donate Today!

Please consider becoming a Pig Saver, join Toronto Pig Save’s Monthly Donor program or give a special, one-time gift.

Toronto Pig Save started in December 2010, with a promise to the pigs of doing a minimum of three vigils and vegan outreach events each week, all year round. We bear witness as a community of pigs, cows, chickens and other farmed animal victims in slaughterhouse trucks. The animals want us to be present and, with the most pleading eyes, ask for our help when we see them through the portholes of transport trucks. Just as if we were in those horrid trucks, we would want the whole community to be there fighting for our freedom, liberation, rights, and equality. In a way, we are there. All life is one and, “when (wo)men wish to harm others, they really do evil to themselves,” Leo Tolstoy said in his animal rights story “Esarhaddon, King of Assyria”. It’s our positive duty and obligation to act in the present to try to stop the most egregious injustices before us.
“When the suffering of another creature causes you to feel pain, do not submit to the initial desire to flee from the suffering one, but on the contrary, come closer, as close as you can to her who suffers, and try to help her.” – Leo Tolstoy
In seven years, The Save Movement has grown to over 480 Save groups around the world. Our dream is to have regular vigils at every slaughter plant worldwide. We regularly give seed money to new Save groups and require funds for literature, posters, subway ad campaigns ( and vegan outreach events.
Make animal liberation your priority in life! Think of 10 kind things you can do each day and encourage your friends to do the same! Join us and participate in our weekly vigils, start a Save group in your community, and be a regular donor.


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